3,500 classes later; why I have
never charged for a meditation class!
by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
An excerpt from Larry's as of yet
THE NEW COMMANDMENTS:
The Book of Life Lessons
When my brother Richie came back from India in the early 1970's, he
was hip, smart and inspirational. With his encouragement and guidance
my spiritual education began as a teenager. In those early days, my
exploration in consciousness was surrounded by what seemed to be
fantastic, even miraculous events. I guess synchronicity seems to
abound when an individual shifts focus from being an observer and
victim, to a participant in their own growth experience. Perhaps the
dramatic realization that the entire universe is a participant in
your personal, spiritual evolution invokes a Rip Van Winkle effect.
It's that special moment, when you realize the purpose of life
is to evolve and the whole universe has been created to help you do
just that. Suddenly, Jesus' words, "He that has the eyes to
see, let them see, he that has the ears to hear, let them hear,"
are understood. This awakening or moment of realization in Zen is
referred to as "Satori," or as Hilda liked to call
it, "An instant shock of God awakening!"
In 1973, I remember reading a story in a magazine about consciousness
entitled, The New Age Journal. The article had a picture and story of
an extraordinary spiritual teacher and healer in lower New York City.
She went by the name, Hilda, nothing more, simply Hilda. I recall
saying to myself, "Now that's refreshing, in my world
inundated with swami's, sensei's and shaman's, baba's and booboo's,
there's a Hilda." As I read the article and viewed her
picture I was moved by her deep orbited eyes and her beautiful words
of love and spiritual mastery. I made a mental note of her name and
quickly moved along with my day.
At least a year went by. I was at home reading the
local Manhattan newspaper the Village Voice when she showed up again.
An article about a charismatic woman named Hilda. The article stated
Hilda taught the meditative healing arts in downtown N.Y.C. at a church
named St. Luke's. One hundred and fifty people would crowd into a
small, almost claustrophobic room, to hear and be in this woman's
presence. Some were calling her "A healing saint,"
others said she possessed an endless, "Reservoir of
love." By this time in my life, I was firmly grounded into
meditation and yoga. Once again, I was moved by what this woman had
to say in the Voice column. "I'd like to go to that
meeting," I thought to myself. But college, work, a rock
band, a girl friend, left little time in the day. I soon forgot about
Hilda and continued my practice and studies. Another year flew
by and now I was working as a teacher and in graduate school, both
full times. One Thursday, fall of 1975, my Brooklyn girlfriend Ilene
called me excitedly to announce she was going with friends to a
spiritual meditation class in the Village. I said, "Don't
tell me, you are going to Hilda's class?" She exclaimed, "How
did you know that?" I simply said, "I keep reading
about her. Call me tomorrow and tell me all about it." The
next day her excitement was all consuming. So much so, the following
Thursday I was there, sitting on the cold concrete floor in the
center of the room. The space was over crowded, elbow to elbow, and
knee to knee. The audience was diverse; suits, hippies, young and
old. There was a make shift band oddly leading both Hindu chants and
western gospel songs. Some people were singing, others meditating,
and still others, eyes closed, doing breathing exercises. A variety
of incenses filled the air as in an open Indian bazaar. I was trying
to take in the global feel of the place, but this scene had no
reference file in my experiences. Suddenly, a serious hush came over
the space as an older lady in a sky blue Indian sari entered the
room. As she made her way up to the front, she casually touched
people on their foreheads with an occasional bang on the chest. This
was undoubtedly Hilda Charlton. The crowd parted, leaving an aisle
for her and her entourage. She moved with an air of royalty, with a graceful
sweetness about her. She sat in a comfortable chair reading letters
and prayer requests from the audience. Once settled, Hilda stood and
raised her hands. She was graceful, a life-long professional dancer.
Her arms rose expressively, with conviction, as if she was dancing a
tango and suddenly the crowd sat upright with a focused attention.
Hilda began, "Let's make a miracle happen tonight kid's...!
It's time to use your God given powers. Close your eyes for a few
seconds. Pull inside....and get quiet......now get firm like a master
We sat for just a few minutes but it seemed to me like
an eternity. Hilda then cut the silence, "Now hold your
center, for the rest of the evening kids. Let's Om, and build up the
vibratory rate in here, shall we." A chorus of sacred sound
rose up as Hilda conducted the special invocation of Om's. Raising
her arms again, she shook her hands intensely, sending her blessing
out upon the crowd. It was a shower of love vibration and the
audience lapped it up as if suckling at the feet of the Divine
Mother. From there, the class took off. I cannot exactly tell you
what went on as my mind was a rush of thoughts and impulses. By the
break just before meditation, I had overloaded. This was just so
foreign, so different than anything I had experienced or expected. I
grabbed my coat and slinked out, fully intending to blow off the rest
of the evening. On my way, I stopped in the lavatory. There I was
standing at the vertical commode reflecting and dazed by what I had
just witnessed when a very colorfully dressed, individual named
Ganesh engaged me in a one way conversation. "You can't leave
just yet", Ganesh whispered with an impish smile. "You've
come this far, Hilda's meditation is extraordinary, please...do
yourself a favor, and stay." It was a bit of stretch for me
to respond positively to someone whispering in my ear while I was
peeing but I must admit, it's exactly what I needed.
With that intervention, I returned to my floor space.
The lights were dimmed, soft singing began and Hilda led the group in
breathing and visualization.
Her words were soft, inviting: "From the top of
head, to the tip of your toes, I want you to visualize golden light.
See it kids, feel it surround you, envelop you, now as if there was a
nose in the center of your chest, breathe into your heart center this
moment. On every breath, breathe in this healing power. You are made
in the image and likeness of God, there can be no imperfection in you
because there is no imperfection in God. I want you to believe in a
miracle tonight kid's. Believe in a miracle with all your heart and
Hilda took all 150 of us on an incredible journey. She
invoked deities, saints and angels, directing them to bless us; "In
the name of Jesus, in the name of holy lady Ammal, in the name of Sai
Baba, touch these spiritual children tonight." She sweet
talked with God and his emissaries, petitioning passionately,
lovingly on our behalf. As I delved deeper and deeper inside, my head
swelled with a golden luminosity. I heard Hilda's voice drawing
nearer. The smell of roses washed over me like a wave and suddenly
her voice seemed directly in my head. I felt an astonishing heat
emanate around my heart and then my forehead exploded, melting into
I don't know how long I was stiff in meditation. When I
became conscious, I was the last one in the room. That is all except
for Ganesh, the magical gnome that I met in the lavatory. He was
smiling while actually sweeping around me with a broom. I looked up,
astonished.....all he said was, "Hilda's waiting outside for
you". When I got outside, Hilda smiled at me lovingly, "First
time kid?" I nodded sheepishly. She looked me up and down,
as if she was reading my insides and then said, "I only
invite a person to my class three times. You might find it a little
strange at first, just give it a couple of sessions and see if it's
something you'll benefit from." Then she opened her sari
covered arms like a butterfly, hugged me and sent me on my way; numb,
blessed and dumb-founded.
Wow, an invitation that took me years to accept, with no
hard-sell and no money exchanged. From that moment on, I was one of
Her generosity of spirit, her generosity with her love
and time were unparalleled. She was an open vessel and we found
ourselves in a real spiritual finishing school. Hilda's
only request, we give away our love and service as generously and
freely as she gave it to us.
Folks my dear friend Ben
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great stars of yesterday and today.
once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down."Larry Heisler
Go to his web-site, there's a link to purchase
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"I can't stop reading. It's really quite a
wonderful adventure.... I thought I'd just look for a minute
and then... I could not stop and now the day is passed.."
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2013 Summer Conference - August 1-4, 2013
Healthy Body - Healthy Mind - Your Path to Total
for the NEW MILLENNIUM
Presented by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
NEW SERIES FOR SPRING and SUMMER!
Third Thursday of each month
May - August 2013!
are excited to add another crucial piece to the healthy life pie.
Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT, was the former director of nutrition
education for the Parsippany Medical Complex. Join Larry one Thursday
of each month at 8:15pm for a nutrition education program that will
change your life.
Each week we will be discussing different aspects of healthy
nutrition, from the practical, like daily food choices, shopping,
menu planning, dining out and healthy recipes, to the clinical, like
daily vitamin supplementation, acid/alkaline balance, and specific
May 16, 2013: The Clinical Nutrition Overview: The
Do's, Don'ts and Why. Includes the aging body in light of the latest
longevity research, understanding acid/alkaline balancing.
June 13, 2013: The Best Healthy Choices: Designing a
healthy diet gradually and pain-free. Discusses the best food choices
in every food category and specific traditional medicinal foods.
July 18, 2013: The Practical Considerations: daily food
choices, shopping, menu planning, dining out, healthy recipes, and
strategies for getting your family to change.
August 15, 2013: Making Supplements Work for You: What
to take, how much and why.
When: Thursdays, May-August (May 16th, June 20th, July 18th,
Cost: $40 per class OR $135 for the 4-class series
To Register Call: 908-277-1222 Pre-registration required
Read what others have said about this program:
"I was very impressed by the quality of Heisler's workshop,
which he presented to more than thirty-five teachers and school
administrators in our district. He really motivated the teachers to
take an honest assessment of their current health and nutritional
practices and strive to improve the quality of their life. Larry's
straightforward approach and extensive teaching background were very
Betty Lou Bionde, Principal Parsippany School District
"New Jersey Massage conducted nine programs for Selective
employees during our annual Employee Appreciation Week. These
well-presented seminars were a great fit with our focus on wellness
and nutrition, and our employees were very enthusiastic about the
important health and wellness insights they learned. Many have told
us they were making changes recommended in the Ten Things You Can Do
to Dramatically Improve Your Life. At our corporate headquarters, we
are following through on concepts introduced in the New Jersey
Massage Wellness series by working with our food services vendor to
provide additional healthy eating choices for employees.
Understanding factors that contribute to good health and making the
parallel nutritional and lifestyle choices clearly boosts both our
personal and professional lives."
Gregory Murphy, Chairman, President and CEO Selective Insurance
"Larry's knowledge is incredible- his
openness with his hard earned information is inspiring. I will
certainly be taking more of his classes!!"
Ricki Demarest, LMT
"Larry is an amazing teacher! His knowledge seems
Christina Cucci, LMT
July Master Classes for
Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers
NCBTMB Provider Number
"Feeding your head since 1980!"
ALL TESTIMONIALS ARE DIRECTLY FROM WORKSHOP
"I love coming to this school. It amazes me
what I learn here, it always goes beyond my expectations." Deborah Gallo, LMT
Ultimate Back Medical Massage
Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine 1
Headaches and Medical Massage
Myofascial Release - Series 1: Core/Upper Body/Scar Release
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED
Ultimate Practical 1
Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine 2
Dr. Henry Roth
Ultimate Arm & Shoulder Medical Massage
The Raindrop Technique
Ethics for Massage Therapy
Tool Massage Class
Functional Integrated Therapy (FIT): Assessing and addressing soft tissue complaints for
Upper and Lower Extremities
Geriatric Massage Therapy: for the Mature and Aging
Saturday, June 29
Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine 1
Hands and Feet on
10-6pm 8 CE's $125
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
Join us for four career changing classes.
"The first 8,000 massage treatments I
performed in my career were Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu sessions.
I had studied for years with the Macrobiotic, Japanese and Korean
Masters Michio Kushi and Sensei Masahiro Oki and was amazed at
their breath of wisdom, power, insight and effectiveness. There
wasn't any type of overhead bar or other props in the early 1970's
and you did not walk on your client's body. Instead it was a very
sophisticated form of bodywork using many parts of your own body to
treat your client while concentrating on the energy lines called
meridians and specific acupuncture points called tsubos." Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
PLEASE NOTE SUPINE 2 Saturday July 13th
Tuesday, July 2
HEADACHES AND MEDICAL MASSAGE
10AM-6PM 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
million Americans (about one in six) suffer chronic headaches each
year. Headaches therefore have a big economic impact -- when
you have a throbbing pain in your head, it's hard to work.
The cost of these headaches in absenteeism and medical
expenses is estimated as high as $50 billion per year.
Annually, people seeking treatment for headache pain account
for 8 million consultations with physicians. There are
multiple causes of headaches and while most of these causes are not
in the domain of massage therapy, tension and structural causes
which account for many, are. Join us for a comprehensive look
at headaches and a surefire treatment plan that can be utilized for
headache sufferers regardless of what the cause might be. We
have created a sophisticated massage therapy protocol for headache
relief combining medical massage techniques like trigger point
therapy, connective and deep tissue bodywork with traditional
shiatsu for the neck, shoulders and upper back.
was the class I much needed and hoped for. It provided many
techniques I will use everyday with my clients. Larry goes beyond
my expectations of an average class and presents an outstanding
class. I will be back again for another of Larry's classes."
Deborah Gallo, LMT
Monday and Tuesday July 8+9
10AM-6PM 16 CE Hours $325
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB
We are much honored to present our former graduate and
the former President of the NJ Chapter of American Massage Therapy
Association in this important training program.
This class fulfills insurance regulations requiring a basic
mandatory understanding of utilizing massage therapy for cancer
patients, as well as touching on life-altering illnesses. Cheryl
will address the contraindications and the anatomy and physiology
to positioning, draping, massage techniques, legal issues and
documentation. This workshop is open to all levels of massage and
bodywork practitioners, hospice caregivers and health care
providers - especially those interested in cancer care.
"Cheryl is very knowledgeable and approachable.
Her desire to share massage as a healing presence and as a way to
reconnect with the body, grows from a place of genuine care. Her
class is informative, practical and inspirational. Thank you!" Bernadine Ileto, LMT
"Cheryl is a wonderful and patient teacher." Sara, LMT
"Cheryl is a gifted with her knowledge and
teaching." Gail Vaichulis, LMT
Wednesday, July 10th
Myofascial Release: Series One
Core/Upper Body/Scar Release
10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Sarah Borda, B.A., LMT, NCTMB
Looking for a way to energize your massage treatments? Join
us as John Barnes personal classroom assistant, Sarah Borda, LMT,
NCBTMB teaches Myofascial Release principals and techniques as
taught by her teacher John F. Barnes. From series 1 to 4, Sarah
will help build your MFR education, filling you with extraordinary
techniques that can be incorporated into your massage practice very
easily and effectively. MFR can help your clients and you feel
better by addressing the plethora of aches and pains your clients
present to you. In addition, MFR is easy on your body, you will
learn how to use balls, wedges, and tools that make your job easier
and give you better results. In each seminar you will learn
self-treatment techniques that will keep you healthy and more in
tune with your own body. You will receive great treatment and also
learn so much! Make it easier on yourself. Slow down, feel... and
stop working so hard with MFR. As Sarah says, "Listen to your
body, follow your heart."
THIS SERIES IS NOT LIMITED TO MASSAGE THERAPISTS BUT
OPEN TO OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AS WELL.
"Fabulous class. Love Sarah!" Mary Elliot, LMT
"Great teacher, great class!" Anonymous LMT
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED
10am-5pm 6 CE
with Joe Jazwick, EMT
A must for every massage therapist and body worker,
and a must for NJ State Certification. Join our
expert EMT, Joe Jazwick, as he teaches rescuers to effectively
recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes
until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The Heartsaver
First Aide Course was developed to meet a widespread request for an
American Heart Association course that integrates First Aide, CPR
and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Your
certification is good for two years. Class size limited, register
"Our CPR program with Joe Jazwick, EMT is
painless, entertaining and to the point."
"Very good, concise and I feel able to do
CPR." Anonymous LMT
Ultimate Medical Massage: Hands on Practical 1
10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
The pre-requisite for these classes is attendance in
at least 4 Ultimate Series classes.
There are an estimated twenty
soft tissue conditions that
absolutely respond the best to soft tissue applications, this is
what makes the type of work we do invaluable! It gives us our
niche. As a medical massage therapist you are a soft tissue
specialist.Larry will start by performing a complete massage
session, demonstrating the techniques taught in the Ultimate
Series. In addition, he will specifically address the complaints
brought to us everyday in our practices and how to clinically
assess and develop a treatment protocol using the advanced
techniques we have learned. We will then continue by spending the
remainder of the day in supervised practice, honing and developing
the skills we have been immersed in. If how you get to
Carnegie Hall is practice, then we're going to tune up your hands
for a great healing massage symphony.
"This class has given me much more than excellent
new techniques. It has also encouraged me to change my lifestyle to
a healthier way of being." Pat Warman, LMT
Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine
10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $125
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
Join us for four career changing classes.
learn how to give a great shiatsu massage!
"The first 8,000 massage treatments I performed in
my career were Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu sessions. I had studied
for years with the Macrobiotic, Japanese and Korean Masters Michio
Kushi and Sensei Masahiro Oki and was amazed at their breath of
wisdom, power, insight and effectiveness. There wasn't any type of
overhead bar or other props in the early 1970's and you did not
walk on your client's body. Instead it was a very sophisticated
form of bodywork using many parts of your own body to treat your
client while concentrating on the energy lines called meridians and
specific acupuncture points called tsubos." Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
10am-6pm 8 CE
with Dr. Henry Roth, DC, LMT, NCTMB
The modern history of sports massage started in 1924
at the Olympic games in Paris. In 1980, Jack Meahger with 30 years
experience wrote the classic Sports Massage Book. In many European
countries where Olympic athletes prepare for their trials, sports
massage is a daily ritual. Come and take this one day workshop with
former US Olympic Therapist, Dr. Henry Roth. He will inspire you to
use his unique stretching emphasis, fast effleurage and quick
petrissage techniques for pre and post event sports massage. Dr.
Roth participated in many races where there were long lines waiting
to use his services and every participant had a different issue
related to muscle stress. This one day intensive will give you the
agility and know how to handle any participant at any race arena.
Please bring medium towels, sheets.
"Amazing instructor!" Anonymous LMT
"Roth knows his stuff!" Dan Storer, LMT
Monday, July 15th
ULTIMATE ARM AND SHOULDER: Hands on Medical Massage
10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
With Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
Join us as we focus specifically on the shoulder, the
arm and its complaints by utilizing deep tissue and trigger point
therapies, shiatsu and Larry's outstanding "stretch and
strip" manual therapies approach. From frozen
shoulder and rotator cuff work, to involvements in the deltoid,
upper arms, flexors, extensors, elbow and wrist. When it comes to
the arm and shoulder, this workshop transforms basic massage
practitioners into sophisticated massage therapists.
neglect the arm. The techniques taught in this class were
amazing!" Sandra Yocovelli, LMT
always delivers amazing classes that get to the point in a
knowledgeable and charming way- Fun in Learning! Joyce Lantzman, LMT
Tuesday, July 16th
10AM-6PM 8 CE Hours $200
with Joan Apter, B.A., LMT
Essential Oils are the steam-distilled lifeblood of
the plants. One drop of Peppermint Essential Oil is equal in
potency to 28 cups of Peppermint herbal tea! Applied topically,
they penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, bringing their
healing properties within seconds. Raindrop Technique is a massage
in which a series of 7 specific Essential Oils are applied along
the spine and back to promote circulation, muscle relaxation,
tissue healing and more. The technique was created by Dr. Gary
Young, N.D., based on his studies with a Lakota Medicine Man,
Stanley Burroughs and his own expertise with Essential Oils. The
technique is called Raindrop because the oils are dropped like rain
along the spine. You will learn massage techniques specific to
Raindrop Technique. The protocol will be demonstrated in full,
followed by 2 hands-on session in which you will both give and
receive a Raindrop, followed by questions and answers and safety
precautions. You will also learn more about therapeutic grade
essential oils, their history, use and application. You will leave
the class feeling confident to apply the oils safely and explore
more about this powerful healing modality.
Raindrop Technique will add a powerful new modality to your
practice, and boost your income! This class is appropriate for Massage Therapists,
Nurses, LPN's, Naturopathic doctors, Chiropractors, Physical
Therapists, Assisted Living staff, Spa owners and all Health
You must have purchased the Raindrop kit before the
class, so you will be ready to practice after the class. Please
order your kit from the school.
"Joan Apter, who teaches our Raindrop Program, is
a very meticulous instructor. Her students have given wonderful
testimonials to us on her behalf. Statements like, "Best class
I've ever taken", or "Joan's teaching style is clear,
inspirational and fun!" An all important objective in our
courses is for the student to feel assured that they can utilize
the information that they have learned. This direct quote from one
of our students demonstrates Joan's effectiveness; "I feel
confident to practice the Raindrop Technique after taking this
class." Larry Heisler, M.A.,
"Very educational, highly recommended." Anonymous LMT
knowledge and expertise really helped me to learn in depth about
using these great oils." Anonymous LMT
Wednesday, July 17th
ETHICS FOR MASSAGE THERAPY
10am-5pm 7 CE Hours $160
with Zoe Putnam, M.A., LMT
therapists understand that ethics rules are for the purpose of
honoring our professional client-therapist interactions. Join us as
our graduate massage therapy psychologist Zoe Elva Putnam takes you
through the in's and out's of professional ethics for massage
therapy. This course satisfies the 6 hour requirement for Ethics
for the State of New Jersey, the National Certification Board for
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork's and your professional
organizations, AMTA or ABMP.
"Zoe is dynamite!" Anonymous LMT
Sunday, July 21st
BAMBOOSAGE: Bamboo Tool Massage Class
10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Eric Munn, B.A., LMT, NCTMB
JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD OF EVERY STYLE OF
MASSAGE, addressing every avenue, there comes a new idea that
really intrigues and works.
We've heard so many good things about this, so HERE IT IS!
Bamboossage® is an escape to the warm
tropical breezes of the islands, via a set of bamboo and rattan
tools that are warmed and used to massage the body. Our instructor,
Eric Munn, will take you through the ins and outs of this exciting
new modality. Bamboo massage can be used for both Swedish and Deep
Tissue Massage and allows you to exercise very deep pressure without
hurting yourself. It really takes the stress and strain off your
hands! The bamboo doesn't get as hot as stones, so there's
much less risk of burns. The course outline will include the
History of Bamboo, Contraindications, Use and Care of Bamboo Massage
Tools, Hands on Application and Practice.
In addition, the tuition includes a set of 8
multi-sizes bamboo massage tools, an instruction book and a DVD.
Tuesday, July 22+23rd
Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB
10am-6pm 16 CE Hours $325
Join Cheryl Chapman (past NJ AMTA President) for this
dynamic two day hands-on prenatal and postpartum massage
course. Prenatal and postpartum massage is therapeutic
bodywork focusing on the special needs of the expectant
This presentation will teach you the ins and outs of working with
your pregnant client through every phase of the childbirth
experience. From common complaints like morning sickness,
fatigue and mood swings, to back, neck and shoulder pain, contraindications
and special points.
Working with pregnancy is an exceptional experience that should be
included in the services you offer, but undertaken only by massage
practitioners with this type of extra training and insight.
*This class fulfills insurance requirements to work
with pregnancy massage.
"Great! Cheryl was a joy and extremely
knowledgeable and helpful." Beth Ann Britt, LMT
"Love Cheryl!! What an amazing teacher, woman, and
mentor." Jen Weisenberg,
honored to be in Cheryl's class! Anyone who is lucky enough to
learn from her is truly receiving a great gift." Anonymous LMT
Thursday July 24+25th
FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATED THERAPY (FIT):
Assessing and addressing
soft tissue complaints for Upper and Lower Extremities
10am-6pm 16 CE Hours $325
with Mark Carangelo, LMT
The FIT Program was
developed by Mark Carangelo, LMT, the Vice Chairman of the NJ
Massage Board and massage school owner for over 16 years. Mr.
Carangelo has worked with the New York Jets as well as a large clientele
of world class athletes and his FIT Program
represents the accumulation of 21 years of work in the clinical
FIT is based on a multidisciplinary approach of
therapies that integrate functional assessments along with
myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, corrective
exercise (client home care) and joint mobilizations to facilitate
an overall balance of the body resulting in structural integration,
pain free movement and enhanced overall performance. Don't miss this
workshop; Mr. Carangelo is a gifted instructor that will share his
thousands of hours of clinical experience along with great clinical
Included with this class is Mr. Carangelo's
comprehensive 75 page manual.
"This is the future of the massage
profession!" Larry Heisler, M.A.,
GERIATRIC MASSAGE FOR THE MATURE AND AGING CLIENT
10am-6pm 8 CE
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB
increasing life expectancy, the growing aged population provides a
viable client source for massage therapy. Generally not taught as
part of the massage school curriculum, geriatric massage requires
the study of specific techniques to provide safe and effective
treatment. Geriatric massage holds an unlimited potential to
dramatically increase your clientele by reaching out to an ever
growing population that is well educated, possesses the financial
resources and the inherent need to receive quality massage therapy.
Learn aspects of aging, client assessment, cautions and
contraindications and how to establish a geriatric practice with
practical hands on approaches.
"This class was recommended to me from another
person. This course was outstanding! Well worth the 4.5 hours drive
to see Cheryl present this priceless information. Thank you so
much! Tracy Cousins, LMT
"Great Class!" Janet Salerno, LMT
"As always, worth the time and money, and then
some, for this exceptional training! Cheryl is a master of her
craft and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to train with
her. Thank you for the day! Susan Niven, LMT
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Heisler, M.A., LMT ____________________________________________________________
charge for meditation class ever!
Join Larry in
his 37th year of teaching the Sacred Heart
The sacred heart meditation is learning how to still your mind, focus
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Tries to Explain Jazz
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: "I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half
improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others
are playing something they never played with anyone who played that
part. So if you play the wrong part, it's right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you play it
wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong."
Interviewer: "I don't
Yogi: "Anyone who understands jazz
knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's
what's so simple about it."
Interviewer: "Do you understand
Yogi: "No. That's why I can explain
it. If I understood it, I wouldn't know anything about it."
Interviewer: "Are there any great
jazz players alive today?"
Yogi: "No. All the great jazz
players alive today are dead. Except for the ones that are still
alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones that are still
alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would kill
Interviewer: "What is
Yogi: "That's when the note that you
should hear now happens either before or after you hear it. In jazz,
you don't hear notes when they happen because that would be some
other type of music. Other types of music can be jazz, but only if
they're the same as something different from those other kinds."
Interviewer: "Now I really don't
Yogi: "I haven't taught you enough
for you to not understand jazz that well."
EPA Reverses Itself on Fluoride
Published February 22,
For decades, fluoride has been
marketed and heralded as essential for good dental hygiene and used
in most toothpastes and mouthwashes. In addition, parents have been
routinely encouraged to give their kids cavity-fighting fluoride
treatments when they visit the dentist.
Beginning in the late 1940s, aided
by mass industry lead lobbying campaigns, the government encouraged
municipal water authorities to add fluoride to their community's
drinking water. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
approximately 70 percent of the U.S. population ingests fluoride
through their community drinking water today and they want this
percentage to continue to climb. This is in stark contrast to other
developed European nations were fluoride is rarely added to drinking
water - Britain provides only about 10 percent of their population
with fluoridated water.
The "experts" and the
government told us fluoride would strengthen tooth enamel, help
prevent tooth decay and is, of course, perfectly safe.
"Community water fluoridation
is an equitable, cost-effective, and cost-saving method of delivering
fluoride to most people," noted Dr. William Maas, director of
CDC's Division of Oral Health.
But that was then and this is now.
In a surprising reversal, last
month EPA's announced that it intends to lower the maximum amount of
fluoride in drinking water because of growing evidence supporting the
chemical's possible deleterious effects to children's health.
In 2006, the National Academy of
Sciences report that found dental fluorosis - caused by too much
fluoride - capable of putting children at risk of developing other
dental problems including the breakdown of tooth enamel,
discoloration and pitting.
January's EPA recommendation
reversal was made following a revised risk assessment study that found
2 out of 5 adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness and some
pitting as a result of excessive fluoride. In addition, other studies
have found excessive ingestion of fluoride capable of increasing the
risk of brittle bones leading to fractures and debilitating bone
There have always been fluoride
critics who questioned the chemical's safety and challenged the
decision to use fluoride in municipal drinking water. According to
the Los Angeles Times, back in 2005, "the heads of 11 EPA unions,
including those representing the agency's scientists, demanded that
EPA reduce the permissible level of added fluoride in water to zero,
citing research suggesting it can cause cancer. Other studies have
pointed to neurotoxicity and hormone disruption from excessive
It has taken the government more
than 60 years to recognize - some would argue admit - that American
children have been overexposed to this toxic, potentially harmful
In response to the EPA's sudden
announcement, Jane Houlihan, senior vice-president of the Washington
based non-profit Environmental Working Group, said, "this
decision is another signal to the public to take care when it comes
to exposures to industrial chemicals. What is considered safe today
won't necessarily be thought safe tomorrow."
Our government has a pretty abysmal
track record when it comes acknowledging the potential health risks
associated with certain chemicals, particularly when its agencies
have already determined these products as "safe", encouraged,
and in some cases mandated their use. So it is somewhat encouraging
to see the EPA acknowledging the need to revise their position on
fluoride and should be commended for it.
Nonetheless, here is yet another
example of why consumers, especially parents, need to be vigilant, do
their own research and understand that sometimes the
"experts" and the government can be wrong.
Deirdre Imus is the Founder and
President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health CenterTM at
Hackensack University Medical Center and Co-Founder and Co-Director
of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. Deirdre is the author
of four books, including three national bestsellers. She is a
frequent speaker on green living and children's health issues, and is
a contributor to FoxNewsHealth.com. For more information go to www.dienviro.com
Deirdre Imus, Founder of the
site devoted to environmental health, dienviro.org, is President and
Founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center™ at
Hackensack University Medical Center and Co-Founder/Co-Director
of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. She is a New York
Times best-selling author and a frequent contributor to
FoxNewsHealth.com, and Fox Business Channel. Check out her website at
Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!
Arthur Boorman was a disabled
veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors
that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu448&feature=youtu.be
At the end of the
talk someone from the audience
asked the Dalai Lama, "Why didn't you fight back against
the Chinese?" The Dalai Lama looked down, swung his feet
just a bit, then looked back up at us and said with a gentle smile,
"Well, war is obsolete, you know." Then, after a few
moments, his face grave, he said, "Of course the mind can
rationalize fighting back...but the heart, the heart would never
Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and
would be inside you."